Webex Events Onsite doesn't have a way to register attendees — only check in existing ones. Fortunately, registering people at your venue is simple when you use Webex Events Registration. This article explains your options for registering walk-in attendees and some best practices for instructing attendees after they register. 👍
⭐️ Keep in mind, if you're using a different registration provider, the principles in this article are still useful. Keep reading to learn more.
Register walk-up attendees
Simply provide attendees with easy access to your Webex Events Registration URL so they can sign themselves up. There are a couple ways to do this, and you can use one or both.
⭐️ Keep in mind, it can take a minute or two for new registrations to appear in the Onsite app, depending on internet speed. An iPad must have an internet connection to download attendee data.
Option 1: Create signage with a Registration QR code
The easiest option is to include the registration URL in QR code form on signage around your event. Be sure to display signage so attendees see it before they get in the check-in and badge printing line. This will avoid potential frustration! 😌
Here's how to get a QR code for your registration page:
In your Registration event, click the Promote tab, then click the Copy button.
Now, use a third-party QR code generator such as qrstuff.com to generate a QR code. Once you have the code, you can print it on signage for your event!
Option 2: Provide a registration kiosk laptop/iPad
If you expect a lot of walk-ups, it's a good idea to have a check-in station or two exclusively for walk-ups. Simply set up a laptop or iPad with your registration page open in a browser, and attendees can walk up and register. Be sure to clearly display signage that lets people know they can sign up for the event at the kiosk.
⚠️ Caution! Have a staff member at your registration kiosk to make sure attendees refresh the page when they're done. This prevents their ticket and confirmation information from being visible to the next registrant.
Guide attendees after they register
Whichever option you choose, make sure your attendees know what to do after they register. 🧠
On the first day of your event, add a custom message on the registration confirmation page and/or the order confirmation email with clear, simple next steps for in-person attendees. Add your Event App's Promo Page URL as a Custom CTA so attendees who scanned a QR code or who walked up to your registration kiosk can download the app and log in.
Here's an example of a simple, effective confirmation message:
Click the button below to download the Event App on your mobile device.
Open the app and tap the Renergize Conference event.
Log in using the email you registered with.
Check your email for your confirmation, which includes a PDF ticket.
Open your PDF ticket on your mobile device and show it to a check-in attendant to print your badge.
Have a great time!
Pro tip! 😎
We already mentioned it here, and it's so worth mentioning again: clear signage is EXTREMELY valuable for an easy, pleasant attendee experience. 🤩
That's all of our wisdom for registering walk-in attendees at your in-person event. 🦉
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